Posts Tagged: DOD

GOSCON DC! Hear DoD D/CIO Wennergren discuss Open Source Guiandance Memo + Dive Deeper into Gov2.0

It’s a week of happy coincidences for the Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON), where we’re very happy to share the latest news coming up for our November 5 event. First up – David Wennergren, Deputy CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), will deliver GOSCON DC’s opening keynote. During his morning keynote address titled,Read… Read more »

Employment grievance or disgruntled employee?

From the Government Business Examiner by Donna Quesinberry Blind inJustice of the Silent Majority Given the nature of the economy today and the unemployment statistics – people may appear desperate to be employed. When the marketplace is as tight as it is currently, do we move toward greater leniency in the regulation of federal, state,Read… Read more »

Department of Defense (DoD) Business Transformation Agency (BTA) EP&I Title 5 violations – part two

From the Government Business Examiner Continued from part one-Department of Defense (DoD) Business Transformation Agency (BTA) EP&I Title 5 violations – part one Continued from part one Not only were tax dollars wasted, but the waste was sanctioned by leadership. And, with the mission of the warfighter a main BTA proclamation, it has occurred toRead… Read more »

Department of Defense (DoD) Business Transformation Agency (BTA) EP&I Title 5 violations – part one

From the Government Business Examiner by Donna L. Quesinberry As the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) champion for driving and accelerating improvements to business operations across the DoD and federal government – the Business Transformation Agency (BTA) is supposed to serve as a magnet that attracts talented and dedicated professionals thereby creating a model for transformativeRead… Read more »

Delivering on promises

One of my weaknesses is that I get distracted. When operating in a team, with constructed deadlines and timetables, things are easy. A day’s mission or set of milestones are there to be tackled and accomplished. However, when a rogue agent like me, I’ve discovered the common challenge of effective time management. It’s harder toRead… Read more »

Why the Military Needs Social Media, Part One (What do you think?)

To cut to the chase: I’ve seen the power and strategic potential of social media in the military while contracting for DoD for 18+ months. I have a new post up about this at my other blog: Frontlines Social Media. DoD should embrace social media — not push it away. Leaders such as Price Floyd,Read… Read more »

Preamble to the revolution

There are a couple of quotes that I use to start off my social media seminars/talks/whatnot. Today, I’ll share those. There are two kinds of fool. One says, ‘This is old, and therefore good.’ And one says, ‘This is new, and therefore better.’ — John Brunner, author “The Shockwave Rider” Most people who run acrossRead… Read more »

Aristotle is Facebook for Geeks (live-blogging at the Gov20 symposium in DC)

Dr. Joel C. Sercel, President and Founder, ICS Associates Aristotle is facebook for geeks, by and For DoD scientists and engineers (Applied Minds) 7 habits of highly effective Web/Gov 2.0 Enterprises More beta! Know your user base Active outreach — PR and marketing — is crucial for gov20 Active gardening (cleaning out the weeds andRead… Read more »

Jack Holt, DoD New Media Live-blogging from the Gov20 symposium

Jack Holt, Department of Defense, Sr. Strategist for New Media Use of social media as leadership. President’s call for open, transparent, collaborative government. The core of my job is to get people to think differently. Think differently about what we’re doing, how we’re doing, etc. First high speed network? Hard surface Roman roads. Public roadsRead… Read more »